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Employee Incentive Award Programs: 2022-2023

Read about employee incentive award programs and link to guidelines for eligibility and processing for 2022-2023.

Employee incentive awards recognize and reward excellence in university service. Incentive awards may be cash or noncash.

Taxable earnings: Cash awards of any amount and all cash-equivalent awards of $75 in value or greater are considered taxable earnings.

Payroll forms: See accounting guidelines and forms for requesting cash award checks and reporting the value of noncash awards for income tax purposes.

STAR Award Payment Authorization Forms can be submitted from September 6, 2022 through June 14, 2023 to ensure payment in the 2022/23 Fiscal Year. 

Campus HR Payroll will be processing STAR Awards for each pay cycle. Please refer to the Campus HR Payroll deadline for each pay-period below.  

Monthly Pay Cycles
Check Date Pay Period Dates Campus HR Deadline
Begin End
Fri 09-30-22 09/01/2022 09/30/2022 09/15/2022
Tue 11-01-22 10/01/2022 10/31/2022 10/14/2022
Thu 12-01-22 11/01/2022 11/30/2022 11/14/2022
Tue 01-03-23 12/01/2022 12/31/2022 12/14/2022

  

Biweekly Pay Cycles
Check Date Pay Period Dates Campus HR Deadline
Begin End
Wed 09-28-22 09/04/2022 09/17/2022 09/13/2022
Wed 10-12-22  09/18/2022 10/01/2022 09/27/2022
Wed 10-26-22  10/02/2022 10/15/2022 10/11/2022
Wed 11-09-22  10/16/2022 10/29/2022 10/25/2022
Wed 11-23-22  10/30/2022 11/12/2022 11/08/2022
Wed 12-07-22  11/13/2022 11/26/2022 11/22/2022
Wed 12-21-22 11/27/2022 12/10/2022 12/06/2022
Wed 01-04-23 12/11/2022 12/24/2022 12/20/2022

 

 **Please note 2023 deadlines will be posted once the UCPath Center has created the Payroll Processing Calender for 2023.

 

For details about incentive awards, see the campuswide Incentive Awards Guidelines (PDF), and also consult with your vice chancellor office directly.

Note: No amendments/changes to our local STAR Plan can be made.

Vice Chancellor Area Coordinator
Academic Affairs Marie Carter-Dubois
Advancement Linda Seol
Chief Financial Officer Amanda Chavez
Chancellor Office Aileen Serrano
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Frank Silva
UCSD Medical Center and Health Sciences* Doug Levine
Marine Sciences Amber Fehling
Research Stacey McDermaid
Resource Management and Planning Mira Dover 
Student Affairs Jessica Ison

 

Health Sciences employees are part of a separate STAR Award Program: STAR Award program for Health Sciences employees.

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Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.